Regent U. 'Rejoices in the Lord' on Day of Worship

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After years of coming before the throne of God with their petitions, Christians worldwide decided to bless the Lord with a day of adoration.

Christians around the globe celebrated the first ever Global Day of Worship on Friday, Nov. 11.

Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., joined in by hosting a 24-hour worship service and the event featured musicians and performers from around the country.

There was dancing, singing, and a great deal of rejoicing inside the main theater of the Communications building on the school's campus.

Hundreds of people turned out for the first Global Day of Worship held at the university.

Grammy award-winning gospel singer Andre Crouch performed songs from his new album "The Journey."

Other artists from around the country also performed and helped unite the crowd in worship.

"As worship pastors, we get to help people love God, that's our job. So to think we can be with a thousand people and here and countless people around the world, all just loving on the Lord, not asking for anything, just blessing Him. I'll go anywhere that's happening," worship artist Aaron Keyes told CBN News.

"My prayer is that the church of God would unite and break down any barriers, break down any walls. God is bigger than one language. God is bigger than one people, and we're seeing that happening across the globe. We're all one body," said worship artist Mark Gutierrez.

Terry Meeuwsen, co-host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's flagship program "The 700 Club," hosted a special broadcast streamed live from Regent University studios.

"We're expressing our love to the Lord in unity around the globe," Meeuwsen said.

Organizers of the day's events at Regent say the Global Day of Worship was also the perfect opportunity to launch the university's new International Center for Worship.

"We really felt like this was an opportunity to partner with the Global Day of Worship, and we could celebrate Global Day of Worship here on campus and also invite friends and others to be a part of that with us," David Edwards, the center's creative director, told CBN News.

The school's new International Center for Worship is committed to developing high-impact worship leaders who will transform the world.

The center's workshops are open to students of all ages and backgrounds.

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